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Philip Royston Oxley OBE 1936-2019: Obituary

Philip Oxley

Many people in Ventnor will have known Philip Oxley, but perhaps not been aware of his life-changing achievements prior the Isle of Arts Festival. Founding member of the festival, Chris Bonney, shares this obituary.

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 6:53pm

By Christopher Bonney with one comment

£4.5m of cuts from Isle of Wight council budget and possible 4% council tax rise


Council Tax could go up by four per cent next year as the Isle of Wight council has to find cuts in their budget of £4.5m

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 1:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Local NHS Volunteer Service shortlisted for national Helpforce Champions Awards 2019

Student Volunteers at St. Mary's Hospital

The service has been selected for their work in supporting NHS services on the Island and the unique relationship they have grown with Island schools and the Isle of Wight College

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 11:30am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Councillor resigns from planning committee following decision on huge retail and leisure complex (updated)

artists impression of st georges park development

Following the vote, Cllr Jones-Evans resigned from the planning committee

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 8:35am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Two charged over Isle of Wight knifepoint robbery and assault

Police cells

The robbery and assault was reported to have taken place just before 1am on Sunday morning in Ryde

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 3:01pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Eight days to help shape GP services, say Isle of Wight CCG

computer keyboard and paperwork

The CCG would like to make a decision by mid-November, so are asking patients to take part in a survey which closes next week

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 2:48pm

By Mark Wingham

Pupils and staff raise over £900 for Mountbatten on Go Yellow Day

Mr Matthew Quinn, Executive Principal, Mrs Dani Johnson, Head of Fundraising, Mountbatten, Students: Lewis, Amelia, Grace and Rachel

Pupils and staff took part in Mountbatten's Go Yellow Day last week, raising over £900 in the process

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 12:32pm

By Glynis Hutchings

Number of Adult Social Care complaints falls by four, but process criticised

michael lilley

Isle of Wight Council revealed the number of adult social care complaints has decreased by four compared to the previous year, but Cllr Lilley said having a separate complaints team was confusing to people when they most needed help

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 12:14pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Milk will protect heritage and ensure fair price for dairy farmers

Kaysie Reed Matt Elliott and Kirsty Lee SouthernCo-op Paul Griffin Jodie Reed and Mark Reed

New brand of milk launched as a way to protect the Island's heritage, ensure farmers get a fair price for their milk and to lessen the impact on the environment by reducing travel distances

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 11:53am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Grants to support activities for children with disabilities and/or additional needs

disabled access day man on bike

The funding is intended for equipment for sports, recreation, leisure and childcare services to allow further opportunities for those with disabilities and/or additional needs.

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 11:35am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits rises

Queue of people graffiti:

There’s been a small rise in the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, and a rise since the same time last year.

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Concerns over plans by same group responsible for unauthorised clearance of hedges and flora at Scotchells Brook

The bridleway and flora

Residents have until Friday to have their say on plans by the developer who has an enforcement notice against them for clearing hedges, flora and fauna near Scotchells Brook, Lake without authorisation

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments